Letters and Opinions

These are opinion pieces that I have had published in a variety of newspapers and magazines. I have been writing letters-to-the-editor since 2006, and have had over 160 published since then. I also play guitar and sing in a musical revue called The Loser's Lounge. With a cast of guest singers, we perform tributes to great songwriters and bands. The show is in its 24th year, and we perform at Joe's Pub - The Public Theater and Lincoln Center in New York City.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

The day before this letter was printed, Metro had published a series of anti-Obama letters. Being an "Obama sycophant" (see previous post), I felt it was my duty to come to his defense. My letter from March 6, 2009 was part of a group of letters critical of the Republican Party. The Obama sycophant strikes again!

When Vice President Biden stated that President Obama would be "tested" early in his presidency, he did not realize that the attack would come from Republicans rather than a hostile foreign government. But in a country that holds free speech among its defining liberties, the President's success rests on his ability to bear the hard scrutiny that accompanies power. If President Obama fails to meet the expectations of the American people, he will not blame the baiting of Rush Limbaughs or the grandstanding of Rick Santellis. He will accept the responsibility alone with the same grace and forthrightness that has made him a most unique leader.


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